We Shake Hands at the Door: How a Focus on Relationships is Driving Improvement in Chula Vista

How a focus on relationships is driving improvement in Chula Vista

This paper describes some of the ways in which the Chula Vista Elementary School District has been so successful in improving outcomes for students when so many other school districts — despite the best of intentions — struggle to move the needle on student performance.

Last updated: 05/19/2023

Area of Focus

  • Assessment
  • Instruction
  • Collaboration
  • Social Emotional Learning & Behavior
  • High Quality IEPs


  • County Leaders
  • District
  • Instructional Leaders
  • Related Service Providers
  • Site Leaders
  • Teachers

Student Population

  • Infant-preschool
  • Adult Transition
  • English Language Learners
  • High School
  • K-6